BBC Radio Car, LT05XAN

Ex-BBC-WM-radio-car

Recently we were contacted by Paul Andersson, an ex-BBC engineer who had a 2005 Peugeot 807 radio car from BBC Coventry which he wished to donate to the group.

Paul did most of the design work for these Radio cars, which were replacements for the earlier Peugeot 806. Ten identical 807 based cars were built, by dB Broadcast.

It is complete with the mast and interior 19″ rack with some of the original equipment including power and control systems.

The picture above shows it in BBC livery, but it was re-sprayed into the original factory colour as a condition of sale by the BBC.

BECG has graciously accepted this vehicle as a gift, seen here being accepted by Paul Elkington on behalf of BECG.

Radio-car-handover
Radio Car handover to Paul Elkington

Some more photos of the inside.

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We are delighted to announce that we have bought a former BBC mobile generator vehicle at auction. It came up at the CVA Doncaster commercial vehicle and plant online auction on 20 October 2020. The auctioneer contacted us because of Ruth Slavid’s article in Commercial Motor. We are grateful for assistance from Mark Forrester and his company, Euromunicipal, who are regular customers of CVA and bid on our behalf. At very short notice we managed to secure enough funding, but with a struggle and only just.

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